Skins Preserving-I would like to know whether one should use salt or any drug on skins to preserve them while drying, for instance a coon skin stretched on a barn door.
No, it is neither necessary nor advisable to use any preservative unless the weather is very warm and there is danger of the skin spoiling, which is seldom the case if skins are taken in the proper season. Early and late in the season it is sometimes wise to pen the tip of the tail and put a little salt inside. The opening will allow the moisture to drip out and hasten the curing.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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